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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Foodie Penpal January 2013

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My Second month at Foodie Penpals.  If you are interested then read here.

I was allocated to Erika who writes the blog MCM Mama. She lives in Arlington, VA which only about 20 miles from me.

This is what I was sent.

Gypsy Hill soup mix which is made locally in Vienna, VA.  I added some chicken and made this into a pot of soup for dinner tonight with some fresh baked bread.  It is creamier looking than I thought it would be but smells lovely.

Rocklands Barbeque Sauce which is Erika's favourite local BBQ place.  It is manufactured in Va and distributed from DC.  I will need to look it up next time we are in DC.  I think I will save this sauce until we have better weather and can cook some juicy ribs on the grill.

Chipotle hot sauce.  I love all things spicy and add hot sauce to a lot of food.  We used this sauce on our Fajitas last weekend and it was delicious.  Just the right balance of smoky, hot and sweet.

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters.  Quite an apt blend for a Scottish woman of Highlander Grogg!  This coffee is roasted/flavoured in Erika's hometown of Watertown, Wisconson.  I have not brewed it yet but it smells delicious through the packet.

Lundberg Black Japonica.  A blend of Black and Mahogany rice that I will use for a stirfry, although I am slightly scared of it as I am told it stains things and with a 2 year old it is likely to go flying around at dinnertime, lol!

Fruit squeezy pouches and dried fruit slices.  A lovely thought to include some on the go snacks for my daughter.  She loves the fruit slices as she thinks she is getting potato chips and I don't feel so bad letting her eat them as I count them as one of her fruit portions for the day.

So thank you to Erika for my package and the note..  Who knows I may even take up running!!!

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